Ali Yurukoglu

Professor, Economics

Ali Yurukoglu

Professor of Economics

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Research Statement

Ali Yurukoglu’s research is in the area of industrial organization. He applies statistics to game theoretic models to study regulatory policy and imperfect competition. His research focuses on the media and telecommunications industries. He has recently studied a la carte pricing regulations in cable television, and negotiations and mergers between cable channels and cable distributors.


Ali Yurukoglu is a professor of economics at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Data and Decisions in the first year of the MBA program. His research is in the area of industrial organization. Recently, he has used the tools of game theory and statistics to study pricing regulation in the cable and satellite television industry, and the effect of mergers between firms at different points on the supply chain. He received a BA in economics and mathematics from Northwestern University, and a PhD in economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Economics, NYU Stern, 2009
  • BA, Economics and Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2004

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Stanford GSB, 2015–present
  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB, 2009–15

Awards and Honors

  • MBA Class of 1969 Faculty Scholar for 2021–22
  • James & Doris McNamara Faculty Scholar for 2015–16


Journal Articles

Matthew Gentzkow, Jesse M. Shapiro, Frank Yang, Ali Yurukoglu
American Economic Review
February 2024 Vol. 114 Issue 2 Pages 500–533
Kyle Bagwell, Robert W. Staiger, Ali Yurukoglu
July 2021 Vol. 89 Issue 4 Pages 1595–1631
Kyle Bagwell, Robert W. Staiger, Ali Yurukoglu
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
July 2020 Vol. 12 Issue 3 Pages 72–105
Ali Yurukoglu, Claire S.H. Lim
Journal of Political Economy
February 2018 Vol. 126 Issue 1
Gregory J. Martin, Ali Yurukoglu
American Economic Review
September 2017 Vol. 107 Issue 9 Pages 2565-99
Ali Yurukoglu, Eli Liebman, David B. Ridley
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
May 2017 Vol. 9 Issue 2 Pages 348-382
Gregory S. Crawford, Ali Yurukoglu
American Economic Review
April 2012 Vol. 102 Issue 2 Pages 643-685

Book Chapters

Robin S. Lee, Michael D. Whinston, Ali Yurukoglu
Handbook of Industrial Organization, Volume 4
December 6, 2021 Pages 673–742

Working Papers

Gregory J. Martin, Ali Yurukoglu April 5, 2017
Kyle Bagwell, Robert W. Staiger, Ali Yurukoglu March 2017
Ali Yurukoglu, Kyle Bagwell, Robert Staiger February 2017

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